Program Name: Mutual self-help housing technical assistance grants
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
Address: 2118 W. Part Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-403-6200
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
Provides grants to qualified organizations to help them carry out local self-help housing construction projects. Grant recipients supervise groups of very-low- and low-income individuals and families as they construct their own homes in rural areas. The group members provide most of the construction labor on each other’s homes, with technical assistance from the organization overseeing the project.
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Private organizations, nonprofits, government organizations, and federally recognized tribes. Must be rural areas with populations up to 20,000. Two-year grant agreement. Homeowners must provide 65% of the necessary labor
Application Deadline: Rolling bases
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:   

Give technical and supervisory assistance to participating families.

Help other organizations provide self-help technical and supervisory assistance

Recruit families, help them complete loan applications and carry out other related activities that enable them to participate